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No Sew Fringe Vest

Hey! Wait a minute! Isn't this blog about sewing?

Why yes it is. But sometimes "projects" happen where sewing isn't needed. But it sure helps to have sewing and quilting tools.

I need a costume for a 60's themed BBQ (where social distancing will be practiced). I looked for ideas online and saw where I could purchase a costume for $$. Why would I do that if I could make my own? I decided I needed a fringed vest as part of my outfit.

Hmmmm...yeah, I could make one out of my fabric stash, but that is mostly cottons and I felt not suitable for what I was thinking. I ended up purchasing a men's black sleeveless t-shirt from Wally World for under $5.
I laid out the t-shirt on my cutting table, face up, and smoothed out the wrinkles as best I could. I took a strip of 1" blue masking tape and placed it on the shirt just below the arm holes. This would be my stopping line when cutting the fringe. Using my 24" ruler and rotary cutter, I cut 1/2" wide str…

A Cause for Paws

Pets. They have been, are, and always will be an important part of my life. I cannot imagine a life without them. A pet gives so much to me that I must give back to those who need help.

I have supported several animal rescues and help groups over the years. Sometimes it has been through a financial donation, food, volunteer labor , fostering or through handmade items. There are many ways to give back. 
My latest donation is an event table skirt for Idaho Animal Rescue Network. They are based in Lewiston, ID and are doing great things not only for this valley, but throughout a wider area. When I knew IARN was having an event for kitten adoptions, I wanted to give them something. 
I have several yards of the Rescue Me! fabric by Windham Fabrics in my stash.  My brain went to work and I designed an adjustable table skirt that will work on 6' or 8' tables. I used the framed prints to create a border around the top and then the red dog print for the bottom. It is attached with spec…